Avoid at all cost

Discussion in 'Celadon' started by shadow ghost, May 18, 2016.

  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    I don't understand. Isn't it a self-dispatch program? Why do they dispatch you? I'm asking cuz I'm weighing my options for self-dispatch programs and Celadon is on the list. Curious how it works.
     
  2. Pacific Islander

    Pacific Islander Light Load Member

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    They send preload's to your truck based off your ETA to be empty or drop, like every single day.

    Whenever they have sent/assigned your truck a preload, it doesn't allow you to assign yourself a load until they have unassigned that preload from your truck.

    Every day I have to tell them to unassign the load they sent to my truck so I cab dispatch and assign my own load. It's really a hassle.

    I have noticed they love to take their sweet time, especially in Tuesday when many loads hot the board, to unassign that preload from my truck.

    This allows the planners to give the company drivers the best loads on the board first thing in the morning. It's a sad, deplorable move if you ask me.

    What I do is plan my loads out a day it two in advance to keep them from tong up my truck with a low playing load.

    The result? Well here are my last few paychecks, straight to my bank account, after truck payment and fuel.

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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    Hmm. OK lemme ask you this. Why weren't you planning yourself in advance before? Were there a lot of top paying loads appearing at the last minute?
     
  4. Pacific Islander

    Pacific Islander Light Load Member

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    Yes, exactly. The top paying loads don't stay on the board too long. So many times, I will try to wait for the right load to pop up.
     
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  5. Pacific Islander

    Pacific Islander Light Load Member

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    That said, Schneider and Landstar are much better alternatives that this crap of a place. I'm pretty sure they are trying to kill of the board, from about 1000 or so loads when i first started 5 months ago, to about 200 or so loads these past 3-4 weeks. Don't think I will be here to much longer.

    In comparison, Schneider has about 5000-10000 loads to choose on there board every week, 95% drop and hook.
     
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  6. slow.rider

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    OK i see. Thanks. Now lets ignore the hassle of the company dispatches for a sec here. I happen to be looking for a new loadboard so i have a question about the freight itself. Do you find yourself making more by planning ahead, or by finding those last minute loads that you were hoping for? Or to put it another way, how often would the right load show up on the board at the last minute?
     
  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    Yikes that's tough. How old is the board?
     
  8. Pacific Islander

    Pacific Islander Light Load Member

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    Their board doesn't have enough loads anymore to really do either.

    The loads that do pop up on the board last minute that pay good, chances are your not even near it to get it.

    The loads that pay good, you usually have to watch the board 24/7 which gets tedious and boring.

    Think about this for a second. 200 loads on the board for the entire United States. Roughly 150 of those loads pick up in 1 or 2 days. The remaining 50 loads pick up that day, and hopefully your near a few of those. Of those few you are near, there is no guarantee they even pay good, maybe $1-$1.30 mile. You see what I'm getting at?

    My suggestion to you is, go to Schneider or Landstar. Celadon is killing the board off, it seems to me. It's getting harder and harder for me to take 1-3 days every week and still take home $2000+ every week.
     
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  9. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    Vast majority of the freight on choice board doesn't pay squat. Also the loads that do pay half way decent have to much time them.
    2.25 cpm on 300 miles but you can't delv til next day and it's become near impossible to string a few together.
     
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  10. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    1.30 is what the average to the truck is about what the average is now.
    You have to do 3000+ miles a week to bearly make a company driver wage.
    Running a lease truck at Schneider is no longer a good deal.
     
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